October 24, 2014

NARA (National Archives and Records Administration) Releases Open Government Plan for 2012-2014

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From the NARAtions Blog:

On Friday, the National Archives released the updated Open Government Plan that will guide our efforts in transparency, participation, and collaboration for 2012-2014.

Within our newly updated plan, you will see the specific items we plan to work on over the next two years, including:

  • Strengthen our culture of open government by revisiting the strategic planning process;
  • Improve employee engagement, including launching an agency-wide mentoring program;
  • Improve internal collaboration and knowledge sharing through the use of our internal collaboration network;
  • Strengthen our relationships with individual citizen archivists and groups, while exploring new crowdsourcing tools;
  • Move Archives.gov to the cloud, implement a content management system and launch a web page for developers
  • Establish a new Records and Information Management Network to support our internal records management;
  • Issue a Records Management Directive outlining a 21st century framework for managing government records;
  • Process backlog records related to the Katyn Atrocities, POW/MIA concerns, and the Cuban Missile Crisis; and
  • Work with the General Printing Office to develop a mobile app for the Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents.

NARA Open Government Plan 2.0 2012-2014

See Also: Solving the Problems of Our Time (via NARA’s AOTUS Blog)
by David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States

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